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Lilbits: Nobody is playing Netflix games, Fibit is killing its desktop sync apps, Moto Razr 2 and Kobo Clara 2E on the way

Fitbit is pulling the plug on its desktop apps, which means you may soon no longer be able to sync your steps and other activities with a PC or Mac. If you have a Fitbit watch, that means you’ll also no longer be able to transfer music to your wearable unless you’re using the Deezer […]

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Lilbits: Dark mode comes to Chrome OS, Amazon buys iRobot (maker of Roomba), DuckDuckGo Browser now blocks Microsoft trackers

Google has added support for light and dark themes to Chrome OS. The operating system is a little late to the party, with rival platforms having supported system-wide dark mode for years. But better later than never. In other tech news from around the web, GitLab has walked back a decision to delete older, inactive […]

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Lilbits: GitLab could delete inactive projects (Update: or not), Google’s messed up messaging strategy, and Purism’s priciest Librem 5 Linux smartphone now ships more quickly

GitLab is a software development, hosting and deployment company that’s proven popular with open source software developers and which currently hosts many popular projects. But according to a report from The Register, some of those projects could disappear soon. Update: GitLab has announced that rather than deleting older, inactive projects from users on the company’s […]

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Lilbits: iPadOS 16 could be delayed to make sure Stage Manager multitasking actually works

While budget tablets like Amazon’s Fire line of devices are probably best used for media consumption, companies have been positioning higher-priced tablets as productivity machines for years. Microsoft’s Surface tablets were originally pitched as tablets that can replace your PC. And Apple keeps adding features to its iPad and iPad Pro lineup that blur the […]

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Lilbits: Android gaming on Windows PCs, classic gaming with ScummVM, and Google Pixel phones’ disappearing features

The Windows Subsystem (WSA) for Android allows you to run some Android apps on Windows 11 PCs, but historically some apps have worked better than others. Now Microsoft is rolling out an update to WSA that could make it a little easier to play games by allowing you to use a keyboard for games that […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo Legion Y700 Ultimate Edition gaming tablet, Winamp 5.9, and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4

The Lenovo Legion Y700 is an Android tablet designed for gamers, with an 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 120 Hz LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage. It launched in China in February and started shipping globally (via third-party sellers) in April. Now Lenovo has introduced a new “Ultimate Edition” […]

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Lilbits: PineBuds open source earbuds could come in October, Pixel 6a available now, Intel is winding down its Optane Memory business

Open hardware maker Pine64 already has a wide range of products including smartphones, laptops, single-board computers, smartwatches, and even a smart soldering iron. And they’re all designed to run open source software. Next up? A pair of true wireless earbuds that allow users to flash their own firmware. First announced in April, the upcoming PineBuds […]

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Lilbits: New Surface hardware this fall, new video and PDF editing features for Chromebooks

MS Ignite is Microsoft’s annual conference for developers and IT pros, and the company has announced that this year’s version will take place October 12 – 14, and it’ll be the company’s first in-person conference since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. There may be some news in October for folks who aren’t developers or […]

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Lilbits: Meta Quest VR headset gets a $100 price hike in August, Pixel 7 camera details leaked, and Dell Mobile Connect… disconnects

Facebook is making a big bet on the “Metaverse” by changing the name of its parent company to Meta and going on a hiring spree, for better or worse. But the company doesn’t expect those moves to pay off for years. In the meantime, the company does continue to offer the most popular VR headset around, […]